Agent Coulson will appear in S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show

Clark Gregg confirmed for the pilot

Joss Whedon recently announced that his S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show would be comprised of a cast of all-new characters, but at least one familiar face will be dropping in in the shape of Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson.

Coulson has been confirmed as appearing in the pilot episode of the show, with Kevin Feige revealing that both character and actor are firm favourites over at Marvel.

“From before we made The Avengers, we discussed whether there was a way for him to be a part of the Marvel Universe, perhaps a part of a TV show even after his death," says Feige. "The fact of the matter is, as much as we love him, now that I’m really running Marvel, I like to keep a type of artistic integrity, which means we don’t stretch the bounds of reality.”

Meanwhile, Joss Whedon was similarly enthusiastic about the character’s return. “We all love Clark Gregg, there’s no doubt about that,” said Whedon. “He’s headlining the S.H.I.E.L.D. show and always was.”

How big a role he will continue to play remains to be seen (will the show be set before The Avengers, in order to keep him hanging around?), but we can at least be sure of one more outing for S.H.I.E.L.D.’s nerdiest agent.

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    • mattburgess

      Oct 15th 2012, 8:18

      Huge fan of Phase One, but don't really know what to make of any of this latest info. Reserving judgement until I see S.H.I.E.L.D. and any of the Phase Two films.

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Oct 15th 2012, 9:29

      So could be set even before the Phase One movies. An Origins of SHEILD??

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    • MattMorris

      Oct 15th 2012, 14:25

      I thought this might happen. Remember in The Avengers when Nick Fury got the Captain America cards from out of his locker. We never saw Coulson's corpse and we only have Nick Fury's word for it that he is actually dead. The character is way too cool to just kill off so I too am pleased to see the return of the Son Of Coul.

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Oct 15th 2012, 14:54

      There were also rumours he would become The Vision but I doubt that will be happening now

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 15th 2012, 15:44

      Love the character.

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